Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Dorset
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 62 81
Rank change year-on-year +4 +19 -4
Permanent jobs citing QA 50 48 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 4.30% 3.84% 2.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 46.73% 41.03% 30.14%
Number of salaries quoted 35 36 22
Dorset median annual salary £32,500 £37,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.91% +0.67% -9.64%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £25,775
90th Percentile £50,000 £55,000 £49,550
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Dorset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 107 117 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 9.19% 9.36% 7.21%
Number of salaries quoted 71 84 61
Dorset median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £25,250 £26,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £73,375 £58,750
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -2.44%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Dorset

QA
Salary Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Dorset.

Salary trend for QA in Dorset

QA
Salary Histogram in Dorset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Dorset over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Dorset

QA
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +2 29 £36,500 -8.75% 8
Poole +14 19 £32,500 +4.00% 1
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for QA.

1 18 (36.00%) Python
1 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.00%) Software Testing
3 16 (32.00%) Test Strategy
3 16 (32.00%) Scrum
3 16 (32.00%) C#
3 16 (32.00%) C++
4 15 (30.00%) HTML
4 15 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 14 (28.00%) Degree
5 14 (28.00%) C
6 13 (26.00%) Java
6 13 (26.00%) Computer Science
6 13 (26.00%) NoSQL
7 12 (24.00%) Web Development
7 12 (24.00%) SQL
7 12 (24.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (20.00%) Finance
8 10 (20.00%) XML
9 9 (18.00%) Manual Testing
9 9 (18.00%) JavaScript
10 7 (14.00%) Linux
10 7 (14.00%) OO
10 7 (14.00%) Selenium
10 7 (14.00%) Strategic Thinking
11 6 (12.00%) DevOps
11 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
11 6 (12.00%) Perl
11 6 (12.00%) CMS
12 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.00%) CMS
2 4 (8.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) npm
1 2 (4.00%) NuGet
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.00%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.00%) MySQL
2 3 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.00%) MariaDB
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.00%) Redis
4 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Selenium
2 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (4.00%) Bower
3 2 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (4.00%) Robot Framework
4 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Developer
2 15 (30.00%) Junior
3 13 (26.00%) QA Engineer
4 12 (24.00%) Graduate
5 11 (22.00%) Junior Developer
6 10 (20.00%) Graduate Developer
6 10 (20.00%) Graduate Software Developer
6 10 (20.00%) Junior Software Developer
6 10 (20.00%) Software Developer
7 9 (18.00%) Analyst
8 7 (14.00%) Software Analyst
8 7 (14.00%) Software Test Analyst
8 7 (14.00%) Test Analyst
9 5 (10.00%) QA Tester
9 5 (10.00%) Software QA Engineer
9 5 (10.00%) Tester
10 4 (8.00%) .NET Developer
11 3 (6.00%) Quality Engineer
12 2 (4.00%) Software Tester
12 2 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.00%) HTML
2 10 (20.00%) XML
3 5 (10.00%) .NET
4 4 (8.00%) AngularJS
4 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (8.00%) HTML5
4 4 (8.00%) Sass
5 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.00%) React
5 2 (4.00%) Spring
5 2 (4.00%) Spring Boot
6 1 (2.00%) CSS
6 1 (2.00%) Node.js
6 1 (2.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Linux
2 5 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.00%) Software Testing
3 16 (32.00%) Scrum
3 16 (32.00%) Test Strategy
4 15 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 13 (26.00%) Computer Science
6 12 (24.00%) Web Development
7 9 (18.00%) Manual Testing
8 7 (14.00%) OO
8 7 (14.00%) Strategic Thinking
9 6 (12.00%) DevOps
10 5 (10.00%) B2B
10 5 (10.00%) Decision-Making
10 5 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
10 5 (10.00%) Fault Analysis
10 5 (10.00%) Machine Learning
10 5 (10.00%) Mentoring
10 5 (10.00%) Personalization
10 5 (10.00%) SDLC
10 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.00%) Python
2 16 (32.00%) C#
2 16 (32.00%) C++
3 14 (28.00%) C
4 13 (26.00%) Java
5 12 (24.00%) SQL
6 9 (18.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (12.00%) Perl
8 5 (10.00%) Bash Shell
8 5 (10.00%) TypeScript
9 3 (6.00%) PHP
10 2 (4.00%) ES6
11 1 (2.00%) Apple Swift
11 1 (2.00%) Kotlin
11 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
11 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) Degree
2 12 (24.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (12.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.00%) CISA
5 1 (2.00%) CISM
5 1 (2.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Sitecore
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft